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The Depressing Truth About Kids And Fat Prejudice

The Depressing Truth About Kids And Fat Prejudice | Possibilities, Conflict & Prejudice Assignment_Kyle Tan | Scoop.it
Fat prejudice isn't limited to the adults leading Abercrombie & Fitch and the tabloid industry. According to a new study out of the University of Leeds, children as young as four have internalized the idea that overweight means bad.
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In this article, I can see that even kids are thinking that being fat is bad. This is due to many influences arround them like social media, influence from family and friends. I think that this prejudice should stop. People who are overweight are people too, they have feelings and they will feel hurt if someone were to tell them that being fat is bad. I wonder what will happen if this prejudice goes on.

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Jacob Ng's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:29 AM

From this article i can see that nowadays kids think that being fat or overweight is bad.Due to the media, social network and/or their friends. These kids have been influenced and have internalised the thought that beign fat is bad.This is called fat prejudice. Due to fat prejudice, many fat kids are also discriminated in school and when they are around their friends. I think that this has to be stopped so that there would not be so any social problems happening to people.I think we should just accept each other for who we are and also to know that being fat is not necessarily bad. I wonder what will happen to these kids if the prejudice goes on.Would they choose to solve the problem using suicide or any other way that will not result to death.

Xinghui's comment, July 1, 2013 9:22 AM
From this article, i can tell people all over the world have been sensitive about being obese. They are constantly worrying about how they look, how people will see them, how they dress etc. I believe many girls fear about getting judged and no doubt, people say we all live in a judgmental society. I felt ridiculous when a kid as young as 4 have the idea that being overweight means bad. Your appearance does not determine your personality and your attitude. It isn't all about being 'skinny' and 'in shape' as "Nobody's Perfect". I realized that people all over the globe has been trying to chase perfection. I strongly feel that they should stop and be comfortable with the way they look. I wonder what is keeping people from being satisfied with their body weight/ size. Will people continue to have that idea about being obese?
Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:46 AM

From this article, I realized that not only adults but even young children of 4 to 7 years old are judging that being overweight is bad and that these overweight people are less likely to achieve a result in life, like, winning races etc., and that most children won't accept the friendship between themselves and a overweight child. Not only will prejudice act on others, but it will also act on themselves via the surrounding things that influences them. I feel that everyone shouldn't judge overweight people in the way most people are doing it, but instead they should accept these overweight people and not judge their appearance but their character. I wonder why people judge overweight people in this way and whether there are any plans to help people around the world to understand and stop these unfair judgments.

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How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail

How Singapore creates its economic miracles | Globe and Mail | Possibilities, Conflict & Prejudice Assignment_Kyle Tan | Scoop.it

 

When Gregory Wade left Research In Motion’s Asia Pacific headquarters here last fall, the logical thing to do might have been to pack up his family and head home to his native shore of British Columbia.

 

Instead, the eight-year expat joined an equity firm and continued preaching the economic miracle of Singapore, coaching Canadian firms looking to set up shop in the region as a vice-president for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

 

“You will sense a vibe of growth, of energy, a sense of entrepreneurship and the desire and interest to create new and innovative products and services,” said Mr. Wade, who is now managing director of mobility at InflexionPoint Acquisition Corp. “I didn’t get that same vibe in Canada, regardless of locale.”

 

For a city-state with no resources, limited land and a small population, creating the explosive growth and development of the past half-century has meant running it like a corporation – using highly trained, highly paid leaders, inviting the world’s best and brightest to its work force with an open-door policy, and with a near-zero tolerance for dissent among the masses.

 

The result is a planned, modern economy with efficient public services, an educated population and a per-capita share of gross domestic product of more than $60,000 (U.S.), the highest in Southeast Asia. Singapore ranks No. 2 on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings.

 

Today, as Singapore nears the 50th anniversary of its independence, the original economic miracle is slowing. Hit hard by the Asian financial crisis, the dot-com bust, the outbreak of SARS in 2003 and then global recession in 2008, the city-state is at an economic turning point.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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I can see that Singapore's economy is growing stronger however it has slowed down recently. One of the reasons might be due to many crisis from other affecting countries especially countries which will affect Singapore's economy. I think that there is still big spaces of improvements for Singapore to venture into other worldwide companies. I wonder if Singapore can ever be more independent and create its own economy instead of depending on other countries too much.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:13 AM

I see that the economy of Singapore has hetting better but recently, the progress hadbecome slower because of many things that happened which hit hard on our economy.Many countries were affected, including Singapore as our economy relies mainly on exports. Despite this, many big organisations and businesses are willing to set up companies and develop in Singapore. I think that there is still alot that Singapore can do and offer despite the challenges it is facing and the limitations it has.Eventhough things may have been slowing down, Singapore still receives offers. The reason Singapore is slowing down is because since Singapore is such a small country, the amount of natural resources we have here is very limited. Despite the limited and small space, Singapore is not affected as there are still people who wants to work and start businesses here. This shows that Singapore has done a great job making itself known to the world, and has already found a space for itself.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:44 AM

After reading this article, I found out that Singapore's econmy has boomed since its independence. However this is only due as Singapore has traded with other countries in order to survive. On one end, this sounds great as Singapore is thriving due to this but, on the other end, this is also worrying as this clearly shows that Singapore is dependent on other countries in order to survive. This clearly shows us that Singapore is extremely vulnerable. However after ssingapore survived the SARS, H5N1 and the H1N1 period, I believe that the future of this nation is bright.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:13 AM

As we all know , Singapore is a young nation which has been rediscovered and rebuilt a few years ago. Singapore may be small and that it doesn't have any nature resources but it's position in the world is what makes it stands out. It started of as a port and has slowly been created to how it is now , a successful country , the country which practices meritocracy which is known worldwide. All of these wouldn't have happened if our forefather's didn't protect and built our country well. This is their results of their hard work. However , as it is , Singapore is a very tiny red dot on the globe and is extremely vulnerable to everything that's happening in the world. However , no matter how many crisis we faced we're still standing as strong as ever because we didn't give up , we singaporeans all have a sense of belonging and we all fought and stood with singapore when it was weak. Nowadays , competition is really getting more and more intense as the days , the hours , the minutes and the seconds past. Its like between everyone and everything , there's a competition going on , no matter big or small , all of us are under intense pressure , trying our very best to be the victor. This is why , i hope that this article which is published would make an impact to all its reader's out there , slapping them in their face that they would definitely have to step up and work together to maintain how everything is now. Once they stop and start turning lazy , everything will just go down and i really don't want to think how it will be then. Thus i hope that since singapore has survived so many major crisis , we would forever be like this , the bright and successful nation which everyone looks up to.

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Realizing Your Dreams and Goals

Realizing our dreams and accomplishing our goals can happen much faster if we employ these 3 important keys.

Via Cynthia Chia, Tan Qi Shun
Kyle Tan's insight:

I can see that if anyone wants to realize their dreams and goals, a lot of hard work must be done. All of us have dreams but we shouldn't just be dreaming to achieve it, we must work towards it. Goals cannot be achieved if they do not work for it. I think that the techniques shown are very useful for people to use to accomplish their goals. These could help many people realise what they could only dream of having. I wonder if there are even more methods to realise what we want to achieve.

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Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:29 AM

Using the See-Think-Wonder route, i can see that in order to achieve our goals and turn our dreams into reality, we can not just sit at around and think or talk about it. A miracle will not happen just by wishing for it to happen, however we should work hard towards our goals and consistently close up the gap between a dream and reality. We should be determined about attaining our goals and have passion to be willing to work hard. To achieve our goals and dreams, we have to take 3 important moves. First, we have to be clear what define our dreams and goals. Take note of what actions have to be taken and write down clearly to always remind and motivate yourself. Secondly, you have to start taking actions. Now that you are clear about the steps to take, you will have to act them out. Work towards the right direction and make every act of yours productive. Lastly, you will have to draw the distance of your dream closer to you.


I think that it is complicated to think about doing all these to achieve our goals, but once we start to work towards our dreams, it will be much simple. Also i think it is not easy to work towards our dreams, but it is rather easy talking about acting it out and end up procrastinating, which is commonly seen. Therefore we all will need lots of determination and passion in order to take action. I feel that it is true about noting down our goals and steps to take, that is a reminder and motivation for us.


However i wonder how long will it take on average to reach our goals, if it require a very long period of time, how will people manage to persevere on? Will people get thoughts of giving up on the way towards their dreams because they are too tired pushing themselves to the limit? And how will they usually reject all the negatives thought and continue working hard?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:12 PM

This article has clarified the factors leading to the realization of reaching possibilities. There are many factors that add up to achieving our dreams and goals. Some of which are being positive, willing to sacrifice and having the determination to succeed. However, after reading this article, there more more important aspects that help us realize our goals. First, we have to be clear of what we want to do. We have to know what exactly we want to accomplish, and involve our feelings in it so that we will be able to experience it on an emotional level. Secondly, we have to make adjustments and be flexible to go in the correct direction of being successful. Lastly, we have to change our perspective of attracting our dreams to us, and visualize ourselves in the future. These factors have really changed my mindset and influenced me to pursue my dreams.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:12 AM

After reading the article, I see that dreaming wouldn't help in achieving our goals and dreams but instead hard work does. In order to achieve our desired goals, we should work hard for it, for if no work is done, goals that we desire to get may be hard to come by. The article which shows techniques in achieving our desires are really helpful and I do hope that people actually uses these few techniques to actually work towards drawing their goals towards themselves. I wonder if people who use these techniques actually had the patience and perseverance (if it takes a long time to achieve the goal) to work towards their long awaited goals.

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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail | Possibilities, Conflict & Prejudice Assignment_Kyle Tan | Scoop.it

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail


Via Infidel Patriot, Sindy Teo
Kyle Tan's insight:

From this article, I can see that racism is a very big issue in India. The people in India even dislike it if the person living next door is of a different race. I feel that racism is a problem in the society of our world and should be resolved as soon as possible to prevent any racial conflicts. I think that the people which are racist, are often due to the people close to them also being racist. I think the government should step in to help improve the situation and try to reduce racism in India. I wonder will there be a racial riot in future if this goes on.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:31 AM

India is the world's second-most racist country after Jordan. I think that people should be more accepting towards other races,their languages as well as their religion and not be prejudice. It do not matter what colour we are, as we are all humans, and have blood flowing in us. I wonder if racism will continue and is the government going to do anything about it . Racism had also become a serious issue.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:55 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article I can see that people are being judged by the colour of their skin, accent and other stuff. I see that most races are being judged based on what the minority from the race does like how some act or talk in public and based on that, other racial groups are under the impression that all people of that certain race is like that and they thus sterotype or generalise everyone belonging to that race. this article makes me think that racism is a big problem and one of the main causes of conflict in multienthnic societies like racial riots. I wonder if racism will ever stop.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:20 AM

Treating the Indians in this way is not right. White men should change their perception of Indian people. Racism should stop because it is not fair to be prejudiced. 

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Five Mega Companies That Started in Garages (and Other Interesting Places)

Five Mega Companies That Started in Garages (and Other Interesting Places) | Possibilities, Conflict & Prejudice Assignment_Kyle Tan | Scoop.it
Some of the world's biggest companies came from the most humble of beginnings. Here are five major corporations who've each starred in their own rags-to-riches story.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Kyle Tan's insight:

I can see that the biggest companies in the world can also originate from such humble beginnings. Each and every one of the people who made these companies put in a lot of hard work and effort to make their companies what they are today. Hard work does pay off. I think that there must be many setbacks while they built their companies. They must have overcame their setbacks with resilience. I wonder how these men accomplished what seemed to be an impossible thing to do.

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vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:51 AM

From this article I can infer that even the most popular and well known companies can just start of from places such as a garage. Who would have thought that Nike or Blue Ribbon Sports had been started from a trunk of a car? Though there could be many obstacles and setbacks on their way to success, through hard work the companies managed to overcome them. This shows that with perseverance and hard work one can achieve the unthinkable. I wonder what kept the people going when they were faced with obstacles.

vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:57 AM

From this article I can infer that even the most popular and well known companies can just start of from places such as a garage. Who would have thought that Nike or Blue Ribbon Sports had been started from a trunk of a car? Though there could be many obstacles and setbacks on their way to success, through hard work the companies managed to overcome them. This shows that with perseverance and hard work one can achieve the unthinkable. I wonder what kept the people going when they were faced with obstacles.

Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 12:07 PM
Upon reading the article, I can see that not all successful companies had a smooth journey from the start. The few biggest corporation now like Google and Apple had many setbacks, but what makes the success today is the fact that they stood strong and overcame all the setbacks they faced. I think that behind their success is a lot of hard work and resilience that brings them to what they are today. I admires how these companies went through thick and thin in order to accomplish such achievements and wonder what is their motivation such that they did not give up.